Stephanie Connelly of Pasadena shot a second-round 77 for a 36-hole total 153 to qualify for match play, then won her first-round match at the 54th U.S. Girls' Junior Championship yesterday at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield, N.J. Connelly, who defeated Amanda Wilson of Hilo, Hawaii, 1-up, was the only one of three Middle Atlantic qualifiers to advance.
Jenny Suh of Fairfax, Va., had 83-76-159, then lost to Hannah Jun of San Diego, 5 and 4. Theresa Paik of Silver Spring, who posted 81-80-161, survived a playoff, then lost in the first round to Taylor Leon of Dallas, 3 and 2. Two other local players failed to advance as Julia Huh of Pasadena had 84-84-168, and Michelle Grilli of Pikesville had 84-94-178.